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  1. CC image courtesy of Jason Howie on Flickr

  2. PRESENTER S Susan Tenby (@suzboop) The original Online Community Manager TechSoup and current Director of Community and Partnerships for Caravan Studios, she uses her community management skills and social media listening expertise to analyze social networks, build community and generate leads.  Founder of the largest Online Community Meetup in the Bay Area.  Frequent public speaker on social media best practices and online community strategy. In her spare time, she runs the social media channels for the iconic all-women rock band, The Go-Go's.  Willie Kuo (@freewirry) Assistant Director at the Los Angeles Art Association, where she works in development, marketing and communications.  Previous experience at EMERGENCY USA as part of an Americorps fellowship through New Sector's Residency in Social Enterprise in San Francisco; the Clinton Global Initiative in New York; and ThinkImpact in South Africa.  Volunteers at Caravan Studios in online community and social media. 

  3. AGENDA  Introduction  What is Social Media, Really?  Why You Should Be on Social Media  Indepth Look into Social Media Basics  Twitter #SCRAsocial @SCRA  Facebook  LinkedIn  Timing & Investment Needed  Resources

  4. Skeptical? Social media helps increase web traffic and search ranking. You can share content easier and faster with social media, and you can generate meaningful relationships and leads for 1/3 of the cost. CC image courtesy of Jacob Haas on Flickr

  5. What is social media, really? Image courtesy of @Marc_Smith

  6. These are the connections among Twitter users, who tweeted @SCRA when queried on August 5, 2014. image courtesy of @Marc_Smith

  7. Social media is about community and relationships. image courtesy of @Marc_Smith

  8. Social media is a 2-way conversation – a feedback loop – that keeps you current and can make you known as an authority. mage courtesy of @Marc_Smith

  9. User Growth

  10. User Growth

  11. User Growth

  12. Audience Poll

  13. TWITTER

  14. Essential Twitter Terms  RT = ReTweet  # = Hashtag  MT = Modified Tweet  @ = Reply or addressed to  HT = Hat tip  cc: = carbon copy (hey you!)  Listening Dashboard = Hootsuite, Netvibes, Tweetdeck

  15. Choose Your Name Carefully  Twitter name is changeable, but think first  Choose FB Page name carefully; it becomes permanent after 100 “likes”  Your name should be a consistent brand across all networks  It shouldn’t be too long, as twitter is only 140 characters  It should be memorable and not easily confused/misspelled  It will become your identity, so be strategic for SEO reasons  Pimp your profile page : keywords and cool photo of you CC image courtesy of Smerikal on Flickr

  16. 12 Golden Rules 1. Answer yr @replies @mentions and DMs 2. Tweet twice a day 3. Follow twitter lists in yr area of interest 4. Search Person name + Google = correct @ name 5. RT things of value 6. Give shout-outs/recos using @mentions 7. Ask questions & Answer questions 8. Join a regular tweetchat 9. Connect @name to others & use #hashtags 10.Try to tweet near 120 to encourage sharing 11.Use trackable Link Shorteners like bit.ly 12. Share personal info, to show humanity

  17. Branding: Think about it! Carefully name your account. Fill out and update your bio with campaign info. Show people! Think about Keywords. CC image courtesy of Fran Simo on Flickr

  18. Branding: Think about it! Carefully name your account. Fill out and update your bio with campaign info. Show people! Think about Keywords. Best Practices: • 80/20 rule; it’s not all about you • Post daily; schedule updates • Don’t be a marketing robot • Talk with people, not at people • Vary content: text, video, images • Don’t auto-link your Facebook account to your Twitter or your blog • Reciprocate, engage, share CC image courtesy of Fran Simo on Flickr

  19. Hashtags  Don’t use more than 3 when tweeting  Don’t make up #uselesshashtags; Do find APPROPRIATE HASHTAGS  Research and find tags from many communities related to your field  Participate in conversations that help you engage new audiences and strengthen your authority positions  Use tags to organize Information & grow diverse conversations  Set in your account info  Monitor lists  Listen to hashtags  Many tools like SocialBro and Little Bird will email daily digest of a search query  Engage in the channels CC image courtesy of Michael Coghlan on Flickr

  20. Retweeting WHEN TO USE DRIVE BY vs. ABBREVIATING (RT or MT)  Abbreviate when you want them to notice you.  How to Abbreviate:  move the attribution to the end and use “/via” CC image courtesy of Rosarura Ochoa on Flickr

  21. Retweeting WHEN TO USE DRIVE BY vs. ABBREVIATING (RT or MT)  Abbreviate when you want them to notice you.  How to Abbreviate:  MT - add comment at end CC image courtesy of Rosarura Ochoa on Flickr

  22. Retweeting WHEN TO USE DRIVE BY vs. ABBREVIATING (RT or MT)  Drive by RT when you’re limited in characters and want to amplify their brand. You don't care if they notice you, or you want to add different visual content to your stream.  The person who originated tweet might not notice you, especially if that tweet already has several RTs CC image courtesy of Rosarura Ochoa on Flickr

  23. Sharing articles This site is not optimized to share articles via Twitter:  Link is not shortened  No attribution This site is optimized to share articles via Twitter: CC image courtesy of Wonderland on Flickr

  24. Nothing to say? How to make sure you always have “something to say”: • Curate content using tools, such as Netvibes, Scoop.it, Pinterest, or Hootsuite • Select • Schedule using tools, such as Hootsuite or Buffer • Attribute Build connections and position yourself as a subject matter expert. CC image courtesy of Rennett Stowe on Flickr

  25. Whom to follow? Build a strategic follower base using hashtags and Twitter lists:  Tools to discover people:  WeFollow, Muckrack (previously Listorious), Just Tweetit & Twellow  Start looking at Twitter Lists of your followers  Subscribe to them  Create yr own public lists  Track who subscribes to them … They are yr superfans.

  26. Whom to follow? • Follow accounts that will help you find people like you • Look at who’s listed on the twitter lists • Tweet at them • Join tweetchats • Follow them • Find relevant influencers tweeting on certain subjects and hashtags, connect with them and have them notice you

  27. Organic Growth Techniques to drive organic growth of Twitter followers:  Cross-promote and ask users to follow you on existing channels  Link Twitter Profile to your email signature, website & business cards  Follow your own followers  Engage with influencers  Create lists and follow the users and subscribers  Tweet to 3 new people every day  Favorite a few tweets every day  Tweet interesting facts, statistics and other attention-grabbing content  Use trending hashtags wisely CC image courtesy of Brewbooks on Flickr

  28. Engage Influencers Techniques to drive organic growth of Twitter followers by engaging influencers:  Find influencers who are following you and who you are following through tools, such as Little Bird and SocialBro  Create flattering lists and add these influencers  Monitor these lists and favorite and RT their tweets  Find and share their content from their other channels such as Slideshare  Reply to their tweets when relevant CC image courtesy of Brewbooks on Flickr

  29. Engage Influencers CC image courtesy of Brewbooks on Flickr

  30. Twitter Lists

  31. Twitter Lists

  32. Tweetchat WHAT IS A TWEETCHAT OR A TWITTER CHAT?  An organized event to tweet on a pre-arranged hashtag.  Frequently recur at the same time weekly or monthly.  A great way to get the right Twitter followers.

  33. Tweetchat WHAT IS STORIFY?  A social media tool where users create timelines from social media and other web resources.  Creating one allows your archive what happens and add a narrative.

  34. The Good… WHO IS THIS? Head of APA’s Center for Organizational Excellence and Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program

  35. The Good… WHAT MAKES THIS GOOD •Not overly self- promotional •Good balance of pointing to others •Balanced tone/ humor •Elegant promotion

  36. …and the Bad WHAT MAKES THIS BAD •Tweet without a link

  37. …and the Bad WHAT MAKES THIS BAD • Did not delete an incorrect tweet

  38. …and the Bad WHAT MAKES THIS BAD • Sending the same tweet to more than one account or channel without rewording or changing the time

  39. …and the Bad

  40. …and the Bad • • • • Don’t tweet like Cher Don’t make up #uselesshashtags Don’t spam via DM Don’t call yourself a rockstar or guru Don’t put an emoticon or exclamation mark after every tweet Don’t be self-referential in all your tweets Track click-thru using Bit.ly & do what works If yr going to RT something, READ IT first No need to sign yr tweets! • • • • •

  41. HOOTSUITE

  42. FACEBOOK

  43. Personal vs. Page Personal • Friend limit: 5k • Public or private • Not SEO friendly • Friend requests require approval Public • Unlimited fans • Public • SEO friendly • No barrier to “liking” CC image courtesy of Josh Hallett on Flickr

  44. Posting CRAFTING THE IDEAL FACEBOOK POST: Keep it open, lively & personal  Showcase images well  Post length: 80 characters or less receive 66% higher engagement  Post frequency: 1 – 2 times a day  Find your network & engage with them  BE RESPONSIVE  Keep it fresh  Exclusive value  Connect by tagging  Hold campaigns  Link back to yr blog

  45. Groups  Find and choose high quality, active groups to join  Participate:  First, post an introduction on the Group’s wall  Post links to interesting content  Comment on a few topics  Post a topic for discussion  Add a member as a friend after further engagement CC image courtesy of Kat on Flickr

  46. Liking & Interest Lists  If you manage more than your own account, make sure to toggle between accounts when liking.  Instead of liking a page, you can create or subscribe to an interest list. This allows you to monitor pages that are important to you. CC image courtesy of Thomas Angermann on Flickr

  47. LINKEDIN

  48. Basics & More The Basics  Creating an account  Building your profile  Adding connections Searching LinkedIn  Searching people & companies Your LinkedIn Network  Growing your personal and organizational network  Visualizing your network via InMap- http://inmaps.linkedinlabs.com/  Using and leveraging your network - referrals, recommendations, endorsements Reaching out to your LinkedIn Network  Status updates  Posting to groups  LinkedIn Inbox Publishing Articles on LinkedIn CC image courtesy of Sheila Scarborough on Flickr

  49. Profile To ensure that your profile is 100% complete, LinkedIn recommends the following:  Industry and postal code  A current position with description  Two or more positions  Education  At least 5 skills  At least 50 connections  A summary  Work samples or projects  Volunteer experience From Linkedin: the Beginner’s Guide* CC image courtesy of Sebastiaan ter Burg on Flickr

  50. Profile Customize your Profile URL: 1. Edit profile 2. Customize your public profile URL 3. Type into text box 4. Click Set Custom URL From Linkedin: the Beginner’s Guide* CC image courtesy of Sebastiaan ter Burg on Flickr